Grandmaster Flash

grandmaster flash sitting in front of a colorful mural.

UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab with Grandmaster Flash

with UB Department of Theatre and Dance, UB Department of Art, IACE International Artistic & Cultural Exchange Program, Buffalo State College Theatre Department and Africana Studies, and FITZ Books

Fall 2021

Hip-hop tells the story of people, places, and things. Coming up on its 50th year anniversary in 2023, hip-hop has become the culture, lifestyle, and history of this country. With collaborations locally and nationally, the University at Buffalo Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab will work with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash and various artists in the field to dig deep into how hip-hop has cultivated stories through collaboration. Over the course of several weeks, University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College students, together with Buffalo-area artists, will build upon their stories through the foundational teachings and practices of hip-hop. There will be a final presentation through various mediums of art to bring everyone into the stories developed through the cipher of hip-hop. 

Grandmaster Flash/Buffalo: September 30 – October 2, 2021

UB requires all patrons and guests—regardless of vaccination status—to wear face coverings while inside UB buildings or at UB-sponsored events. Anyone attending an event must also complete the Daily Health Check prior to arrival on campus or associated venue. For more information, please refer to UB’s Covid-19 site. Thank you!

Master Class with Grandmaster Flash

Friday, October 1, 12 – 3pm

Outside Influence with ToneyBoi and Grandmaster Flash, followed by Q&A

UB Center for the Arts Drama Theatre

 Space is limited and first-come, first-served. 


Grandmaster Flash Performs

Friday, October 1, 7pm – 10:30pm

Torn Space Theatre

Capacity is limited to 150 guests and by invitation only due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Grandmaster Flash: Hip-Hop People, Places & Things

Film installation

Saturday, October 2, 11am – 5pm

Torn Space Theatre

4pm Artists Talk with Grandmaster Flash

 Space is limited and first-come, first-served.